Road to the Kentucky Derby

Ultimate Racing Guide for North American Kentucky Derby Prep Races

Finding a horse to follow on the Road to the Kentucky Derby could be overwhelming for some. With typically over 21,000 Thoroughbreds hoping to earn their way into the top 20 contenders for starting in the first Saturday in May, we have compiled all the information you could want for learning about who to cheer on! Expert picks, analysis, insider news and more can be found listed below. Bookmark this helpful page to find regular updates and added information over time.

KENTUCKY DERBY PREP SEASON (2019-2020)

IROQUOIS
September 14, 2019
Points 10-4-2-1

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SHAM
January 4, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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AMERICAN PHAROAH
September 27, 2019
Points 10-4-2-1

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LECOMTE
January 18, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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CHAMPAGNE
October 5, 2019
Points 10-4-2-1

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SMARTY JONES
January 24, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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BREEDERS' FUTURITY
October 5, 2019
Points 10-4-2-1

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ROBERT B. LEWIS
February 1, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE
November 1, 2019
Points 20–8–4–2

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WITHERS
February 1, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB
November 30, 2019
Points 10-4-2-1

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HOLY BULL
February 1, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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REMSEN
December 7, 2019
Points 10-4-2-1

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SAM F. DAVIS
February 8, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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LOS ALAMITOS FUTURITY
December 7, 2019
Points 10-4-2-1

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EL CAMINO REAL DERBY
February 15, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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SPRINGBOARD MILE
December 15, 2019
Points 10-4-2-1

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SOUTHWEST
February 17, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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JEROME
January 1, 2020
Points 10-4-2-1

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KENTUCKY DERBY CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON (2019-2020)

RISEN STAR (2 Divisions)
February 15, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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BELMONT STAKES
June 20, 2020
Points 150-60-30-15

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FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
February 29, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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OHIO DERBY
June 27, 2020
Points 20-8-4-2

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GOTHAM
March 7, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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LOS ALAMITOS DERBY
July 4, 2020
Points 20-8-4-2

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SAN FELIPE
March 7, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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INDIANA DERBY
July 8, 2020
Points 20-8-4-2

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TAMPA BAY DERBY
March 7, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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BLUE GRASS
July 11, 2020
Points 100-40-20-10

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JEFF RUBY STEAKS
March 14, 2020
Points 20-8-4-2

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PETER PAN
July 16, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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REBEL
March 14, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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HASKELL INVITATIONAL
July 18, 2020
Points 100-40-20-10

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LOUISIANA DERBY
March 21, 2020
Points 100-40-20-10

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SHARED BELIEF
August 1, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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FLORIDA DERBY
March 21, 2020
Points 100-40-20-10

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TRAVERS STAKES
August 8, 2020
Points 100-40-20-10

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ARKANSAS DERBY (2 Divisions)
May 28, 2020
Points 100-40-20-10

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ELLIS PARK DERBY
August 9, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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MATT WINN
May 23, 2020
Points 50-20-10-5

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PEGASUS
August 15, 2020
Points 20-8-4-2

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SANTA ANITA DERBY
June 6, 2020
Points 100-40-20-10

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KENTUCKY DERBY STATS AND NUMBERS
Road to the Kentucky Derby Top 20 Point Earners
Rank Horse Points Owner(s) Trainer Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings
1 Storm the Court 22 David A Bernsen LLC, Exline-Border Racing LLC, Hudock, Dan and Wilson, Susanna Peter Eurton $1,136,351
2 Maxfield 10 Godolphin, LLC Brendan P. Walsh $300,000
3 Tiz the Law 10 Sackatoga Stable Barclay Tagg $275,000
4 Eight Rings 10 SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Hertrich, III, Frederick, Bob Baffert $180,351
5 Dennis' Moment 10 Albaugh Family Stables LLC Dale L. Romans $137,800
6 Anneau d'Or 8 Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd. Blaine D. Wright $340,000
7 Scabbard 6 Joseph W. Sutton Eddie Kenneally $178,000
8 Wrecking Crew 4 Rockingham Ranch and David A Bernsen LLC Peter Miller $280,000
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4 Stronach Stables James A. Jerkens $210,000
10 Gouverneur Morris 4 Team Valor International and WinStar Farm LLC Todd A. Pletcher $100,000
11 American Theorem 4 Kretz Racing LLC George Papaprodromou $60,000
12 Big City Bob 2 Colts Neck Stables LLC Duarte Jorge Jr $120,000
13 Enforceable 2 John C. Oxley Mark E. Casse $50,000
14 Lebda 2 Joseph E. Besecker Claudio A. Gonzalez $19,000
15 Gozilla 1 Zayat Stables, LLC and Barber, Gary Steven M. Asmussen $19,000
16 Letmeno 1 Bloch, Randall L. and Six Column Stables, LLC, et al Ian R. Wilkes $29,200
17 Ajaaweed 1 Shadwell Stable Kiaran P. McLaughlin $25,000
18 Express Train 1 C R K Stable John A. Shirreffs $18,000
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Kentucky Derby prep winners by speed rating
Orderd by highest earned speed rating of prep races won
Rank Horse Speed Rating Class Rating
1 Storm the Court 102 120.7
2 Maxfield 99 119.6
3 Dennis' Moment 98 118.4
4 Eight Rings 95 120.8
5 Tiz the Law 93 118.5
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